Sega Genesis Classics Comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Spring

The wildly popular Sega Genesis console graced many homes in the early 1990s and had quite the collection of legendary titles. Titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage and Altered Beast were among some of the legendary titles that many gamers owned. Now Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners can get a taste of those classics and more with the Sega Genesis Classics collection, set for release on May 29th.

The Sega Genesis Classics collection will feature 50 of the 16-bit console’s greatest games, such as Phantasy Star, Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage and more. In addition, Owners of the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive Classics collection on Steam will be given a huge free update to the feature set, giving it parity with the console launch on May 29th.


Here’s a complete list of titles that will be featured in the collection:

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bio-Hazard Battle
Bonanza Bros.
Columns III: Revenge of Columns
Comix Zone
Crack Down
Decap Attack
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Dynamite Headdy
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Fatal Labyrinth
Gain Ground
Galaxy Force II
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Gunstar Heroes
Kid Chameleon
Light Crusader
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shining Force
Shining Force II
Shining in the Darkness
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Space Harrier II
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermilion
The Revenge of Shinobi
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
ToeJam& Earl
VectorMan 2
Virtua Fighter 2
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Wonder Boy in Monster World

Pre-orders for the disc versions of the game will come with a double-sided Golden Axe and Streets of Rage poster, much like the one in the game’s 90’s inspired retro gamer’s room. The details on when pre-orders for both the digital and physical titles will be made available as soon as we get them from Sega. 


Sega Genesis Classics releases on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 29, 2018. The Steam version will also receive a quality-of-life update to have parity with the console versions. As for a version for the Nintendo Switch, this is an official statement from Sega regarding that:


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